VIDEO: NASA Hosts Celebrity Stars From New Film By 20th Century Fox Film ‘Hidden Figures’
By NASA // December 19, 2016
film debuts in theaters January 6, 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: NASA Invited the creative talent behind the 20th Century Fox film “Hidden Figures” to tour the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
(NASA) – NASA Invited the creative talent behind the 20th Century Fox film “Hidden Figures” to tour the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Included in the tour given by KSC Center Director Bob Cabana were Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Pharrell Williams and Ted Melfi.
The film is based on the book of the same title, by Margot Lee Shetterly, and chronicles the lives of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson — African-American women working at NASA as “human computers,” who were critical to the success of John Glenn’s Friendship 7 mission in 1962.
The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world.
The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
The film debuts in movie theaters January 6, 2017.
ABOVE VIDEO: Official film trailer for ‘Hidden Figures’